Retail Garden Centre Seminars

LBM123: New-Team Leader Training Seminar
Successful teams are led by high-performance coaches. Team Leader Training is an interactive seminar geared towards newly-promoted supervisors or managers who need a refresh about creating high-performance teams: alignment, prioritizing time and resources to ensure billable hours, improving communication effectiveness, inclusive coaching methods, managing team huddles, collaborative conflict resolution, fair progressive discipline and balancing productivity with relationships.
Consider continuing with How to Recruit, Motivate and Retain a Highly-Engaged Team

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Kate Seaver, M.Sc. former VP of H/R, owner of Kate's Garden.
Date: Thursday January 30, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM124: NEW- How to Recruit, Motivate and Retain a Highly-Engaged Team
Highly-engaged employees are 25 per cent more productive and earn their companies significantly greater total returns. Eighty percent of employees who quit their jobs cite lack of appreciation as the main reason. Can your business afford not to have effective recruitment, on-boarding, alignment, inclusion, motivation, recognition, training and rewards strategies? This interactive seminar will catalyze your thinking and explore strategies ready to tailor for your company.
This seminar is geared towards managers, supervisors and business owners.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Kate Seaver, M.Sc. former VP of H/R, owner of Kate's Garden.
Date: Friday January 31, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LP053: MODIFIED-Get the Best from your Annuals
An annual plant: a plant that completes its life cycle in one growing season. During this half day seminar participants will learn how to plant and care for them to achieve the maximum season-long impact.
Recommended for retail garden centre staff, parks professionals, those new to maintenance companies or anyone wanting a refresher in planting annuals. Covering both containers and ground beds, participants will learn soil options, soil testing, fertilizer options, site selection, spacing, plant competition, plant sourcing with some time on plant choices.
Consider continuing with seminar Annuals: The New the Faithful and the Forgotten
Lunch not included

LO member price: $63.45
Non-member price: $121.86
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Rodger Tschanz, University of Guelph
Date: Monday February 10, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LP041: Understanding and Planting Perennials
Do you find you're struggling when recommending the right perennials to your clients? This introductory seminar for retail garden centre staff, landscape designers, contractors, and perennial lovers looking to learn more. This half day seminar will give participants a better understanding of how perennials grow and change through the seasons. How they differ from shrubs and annuals, and how light and water affect their growth. Discussing unusual perennials for sun and shade, the instructor will take some of the mystery out of perennials; leaving participants with the confidence to recommend the right plants to their clients.
Consider continuing with seminars Plant Identification: An Introduction, Picking Plants for Problem Areas, Include Shade Gardens Plants in Your Next Design or Perennial ID: The Desired and the Uninvited
Lunch not included

LO member price: $63.45
Non-member price: $121.86
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Robert Pavlis
Date: Thursday February 13, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LP035: Modified -Annuals: The New, the Faithful and the Forgotten
Recommended for retail garden centre staff, parks professionals, those new to maintenance companies or anyone wanting a refresher in planting annuals. This half-day seminar will continue with plant choices. Covering the major annuals and follow with secondary and underutilized annuals, planting design for containers and beds, annuals and the environment.
Participants should bring their questions to this interactive seminar. Participants will leave with new ideas, tricks to challenges for successful planting and maintenance, along with horticultural resources and tools available. A morning well spent.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $63.45
Non-member price: $121.86
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Rodger Tschanz, University of Guelph
Date: Friday February 21, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
RGC017: NEW- 'Well-Urned' Container Gardening Seminar
This interactive, hands-on seminar provides the fundamentals to create show-stopper containers and the techniques to maintain them. From selecting the right containers and design basics to the key components to pot up and maintain for season-long containers that bloom beautifully.
As part of this half-day seminar, participants will create a spring container in a twelve-inch fibre urn insert to take home.
This seminar is geared towards landscaping firms or retailers who want to offer or improve this margin-building, value-added service to their client offerings.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $105.00
Non-member price: $160.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Kate Seaver, M.Sc. former VP of H/R, owner of Kate's Garden.
Date: Tuesday February 25, 2020 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
RGC018: NEW-Flower Arranging 101 Workshop
Gardeners become better florists, and florists become better gardeners! In this hands-on, interactive seminar, learn the basics of floral conditioning to make cut flowers last and three styles of floral arranging: single-note spiralling, hand-tying and foraged.
To practice your new-found skills, participants will make their own hand-tied bouquet wrapped for presentation. This half-day seminar is geared towards anyone who loves flowers but particularly for any green industry firm that has a retail component to their business.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $105.00
Non-member price: $160.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Date: Tuesday February 25, 2020 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
LP048: Introduction to Plant Identification
Participants will learn how plants are named, basic plant classification and how to recognize plant structures and the characteristics used for identification. Learn how to identify both native and horticultural plants with focus on key identifying features of commonly used horticultural species. Receive hands-on experience using a dichotomous key and identification manuals.
Participants should bring a hand lens if they have one, as well as note taking materials. A list of resources useful for identifying different plant groups as well as materials that will be used to identify plants in class will be provided. Participants will leave with a stronger foundation in plant names and will take away the knowledge and tools necessary to identify unknown plants.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jodi Healy Mohawk College
Date: Wednesday February 26, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LM204: Annuals and Perennials in Grounds Maintenance
Grounds Maintenance Week (GMW):
Day four involves basics of plant identification of annuals and perennials, how to plan for site planting, review of locations and conditions as well as care needs. The instructor will also discuss landscape 'add-ons'; fall bulb planting, four season containers and ornamental grasses, taking size and foliage into consideration with year-round colour in mind.
This seminar is for all employees and those with some industry experience in maintaining annuals, perennials and grasses.
Participants should come prepared for some hands-on learning. New as part of this seminar participants can expect to take home their container arrangement insert.
Consider continuing with seminars Grounds Maintenance Turf, Pruning and General Standards, A Pillar of Salt… and Plants that Tolerate It, Picking Plants for Problem Areas, and Shade Perennials for the Landscape.

LO member price: $192.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Bruce Peart, Gelderman Landscape Services
Date: Thursday March 5, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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